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SB 186: Education; HOPE; students who earned high school diploma through dual coursework are eligible; associate degree; clarify

Voted on Friday March 24, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

SB 186 allows students who received a high school diploma through completion of a technical college diploma program or at least two technical college certificates of credit program in one specific career pathway to be eligible for up to 30 degrees of the HOPE grant, provided the student meets residency requirements.

The bill also added language for "The Caregiver Educational Consent Act," which authorizes a kindship caregiver to give legal consent for educational services, medical services relating to academic enrollment, and curricular and extracurricular participation.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 155 86.1% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 3 1.7%
Excused 22 12.2%